Students in two classrooms at Fletcher Elementary School have achieved gold status with the wellness group, RiseVT. Cathy O’Brien’s kindergarten class and Kathleen Pellegrino’s first and second graders embarked on a year-long collaboration with the statewide organization to encourage small changes in students’ lives that will have a big impact on their health for years … Continue reading The FWSU Story: Fletcher Students Rise to the Top with Healthy Lifestyles
BFA FAIRFAX ELEMENTARY DRUMS INTO 2019!
As we enter 2019, BFA Fairfax Elementary students are being treated to an exciting new learning opportunity. Through the collaborative work of Elementary Physical Education teacher Heather Weeks and Elementary Music teacher Sarah Wolff, BFA Fairfax students are literally marching to their own beat through the “Drums Alive” program. Drums Alive combines aerobic movements … Continue reading BFA FAIRFAX ELEMENTARY DRUMS INTO 2019!
THE FWSU STORY: Meet Cathy O’Brien, Fletcher’s Wellness Rockstar!
Note: In late 2017, Fletcher Elementary's STEM Teacher Leader, Denette Locke, recognized Fletcher Kindergarten Teacher, Cathy O'Brien's, journey to wellness with a nomination for the "Wellness Rockstar" designation from the Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust (VSBIT). Below is the profile VSBIT created to recognize Mrs. O'Brien's inspirational story. “Catherine O’Brien exemplifies the definition of wellness … Continue reading THE FWSU STORY: Meet Cathy O’Brien, Fletcher’s Wellness Rockstar!
THE FWSU STORY: Community Partners Come Together to Provide Two-Day Wellness Learning Opportunity for FWSU Educators
This year FWSU held the second annual Professional Learning Institutes on November 20 and 21. Teachers, community partners, and consultants offered a range of 2-day institutes focused on professional learning reflective of both supervisory union and school-based goals that align with our 4 Vision-to-Action Targets: Proficiency-based Personalized Learning, Leadership, Flexible Learning Environments, and Engaged Community Partners. The following post … Continue reading THE FWSU STORY: Community Partners Come Together to Provide Two-Day Wellness Learning Opportunity for FWSU Educators
THE FWSU STORY: New Teachers Focus on Wellness
FWSU’s New Teacher Program is designed to exceed the state’s requirements for mentoring new educators. During this 2-year program, new teachers receive differentiated support from mentors or mentor colleagues based on the level of experience they bring to our supervisory union. In their first year of the program, all teachers who are new the SU participate … Continue reading THE FWSU STORY: New Teachers Focus on Wellness
Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Wellness with #FWSU Launch 2.0
This year, FWSU will hold its second innovation challenge, #LaunchFWSU. After the success of last year’s challenge and the entrepreneurial spirit of our FWSU educators, we are looking forward to this year’s round of Launch applications. The second annual Launch Innovation Challenge was announced at the August inservice to the faculties of Georgia Elementary and … Continue reading Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Wellness with #FWSU Launch 2.0
FWSU Welcomes Bonnie Poe, Kicks Off “Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community” Model of Prevention and Wellness
FWSU recognizes the important role of health and well-being in student learning. We want to ensure that our schools can maximize their resources to ensure sustainable opportunities and services that promote health-enhancing behaviors and address risk factors. FWSU knows that our engaged community partnership are vital to the provision of a holistic approach to the … Continue reading FWSU Welcomes Bonnie Poe, Kicks Off “Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community” Model of Prevention and Wellness
BFA Fairfax High School Students Welcome Wellness Breaks!
Target 3. Flexible Learning Environments: FWSU will maximize flexible learning environments by redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the school classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation, and differentiated learning opportunities for all. Action Step 4: Increase access to resources for all students using digital tools making learning more accessible for diverse learners. Indicator of Success: Staff, … Continue reading BFA Fairfax High School Students Welcome Wellness Breaks!
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